Local Superintendent Announces Retirement

Carroll ISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter | Image by Carroll ISD
Carroll ISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter | Image by Carroll ISD

Carroll ISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter will soon say farewell after serving the district for four years.

Ledbetter announced his retirement to staff and the community last week. The CISD School Board reviewed his voluntary retirement agreement at its April 29 meeting.

“This didn’t come without a lot of prayer and consideration,” Ledbetter told the board, reported KERA News. “This district has done so much for me and for my family.”

“I will cherish that and will certainly be Carroll ISD’s biggest fan moving forward,” he added, reported WFAA.

Ledbetter will continue working at the district until August and then take three months of earned leave, per WFAA.

“I love what I do and I love the kids in this community and the kids in this district,” he said, per KERA.

Ledbetter is no stranger to the CISD community, having first attended in third grade and graduated from Carroll High School in 1989. He worked as a coach and teacher for the district before serving as superintendent in Graham and Midlothian ISDs.

“We know that your leadership is going to be hard to replace, but we are committed to this community and to finding someone that is right for this community, that is right for this district,” Cam Bryan, president of the Carroll ISD Board of Trustees, said at the meeting, reported WFAA.

The district said that the search for a new superintendent would begin immediately, according to a social media post from CISD.

Carroll ISD had a student achievement rating of A, per the latest TEA accountability ratings for the 2021-2022 school year. The district had a nearly perfect four-year graduation rate of 99.9% — well above the state average of 90%.

In comparison, Dallas ISD received a student achievement rating of C, and its four-year graduation rate was 81.1%.

The Dallas Express reached out to Ledbetter for comment but did not receive a response by the time of publication.

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